Mini Dental Implants: Yay or Nay?

Mini dental implants
March 30, 2020
by FastNewSmile®

Dental implants are an amazing way to get the smile you want and deserve! At FastNewSmile®, we specialize in crafting entire sets of teeth that perfect our patient’s smiles.

While our procedure is a praised one, there is a current interest in mini dental implants among patients. Are these implants as durable as the standard? Do we recommend them?

Here’s everything you need to know to be an accurate judge of mini dental implants.

What Are Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are exactly what they sound like; dental implants for smaller areas of the mouth. These implants are an alternative to the dental implants we offer at FastNewSmile® and are generally smaller in size compared to a standard single dental implant.

What Teeth Do They Replace?

Mini dental implants are used to replace the root of specific teeth in the mouth. These include:

  • Front teeth
  • Premolars
  • Naturally smaller teeth

It should be noted that FastNewSmile® has the technological capabilities to recreate any tooth to meet any need.

Why Do People Choose Mini Dentals?

Mini dental implants have become a trend simply because of the interpreted value behind the procedure. People who may have a fear of going to the dentist often ask us for this procedure because it is minimally invasive, among other reasons. Many people seek out mini dental implants because they:

  • Appear to be more affordable than permanent implants
  • Do not require a bone graft
  • Heal faster

How They Function Differently Than Standard Dental Implants

However, here comes our judgment. Frankly, we believe a patient truly gets what they pay for. Mini dental implants don’t have a lifetime reputation behind their procedure, and in our opinion, a temporary fix isn’t really a fix at all. In the long-term, having to replace your mini dental implants over and over again would most likely come out at or above the price point of a permanent solution.

Also, the thought process behind these implants healing faster is truly a myth. These implants can cause immense stress on the jaw due to improper weight distribution (unlike single dental implants).

So, yes, while the mini implant is an alternative to dentures, it isn’t really one that saves a patient any pain or money in the long-term.

Enjoy Your Smile for Life With FastNewSmile®

At FastNewSmile® we want your happiness to last a lifetime. That’s why we can’t recommend opting for a mini dental implant over the standard procedure. If you’re ready to be proud of your smile, our prosthodontists are here to make your dreams come true! Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and find out if you’re a candidate for the revolutionary FastNewSmile®.